Harvest Monday March 15, 2021

It’s time once again for Harvest Monday, where we celebrate all things harvest related. The harvests this week are somewhat repetitive but I am thankful to have them. I cut Tokyo Bekana microgreens for an Asian themed salad we enjoyed one day for lunch. Tokyo Bekana is usually classified as a non-heading napa cabbage, and I think it is best used raw or briefly stir fried since the thin leaves tend to just wilt away when cooked for very long. It has a mild flavor when harvested young for microgreens.

Tokyo Bekana microgreens

I made another cutting of Sea of Red lettuce for salads. My last planting of this variey is about all harvested, so I need to start some more seeds. I do have a flat of lettuce ready for replacing plants as they are harvested, but I didn’t sow any Sea of Red in that batch.

Sea of Red lettuce

I also cut mizuna, arugula and baby pac choi for use in a frittata. I have these growing in containers, and they have kept us supplied with a small but steady harvest of greens all winter for soups, salads and other dishes like the frittata.

mizuna and baby pac choi

The Rudolph purple sprouting broccoli has started heading now, the last of the three I planted in the winter greenhouse. We have been eating PSB on a regular basis the last couple of months, and it is surely a seasonal treat. The sprouts on the Burgundy have gotten quite small, while the ones on Santee are numerous and still of good size. I noticed a few of the kale plants are starting to show flower buds, so we should have kale rapini to add to the mix soon.

side shoots of broccoli

Rudolph broccoli

We have several hellebores planted in the shade garden, and they are coming into bloom now. I don’t know the names of most of them, though I believe the dark red one is Anna’s Red. My wife planted most of these and takes care of them and the other perennials we have planted. They are such a cheerful flower, and lovely to see this time of year when not much else is happening with flowering plants.

spotted hellebore


Harvest Monday is a day to show off your harvests, how you are saving your harvest, or how you are using your harvest. If you have a harvest you want to share, add your name and blog link to Mr Linky below. And be sure and check out what everyone is harvesting!

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7 Responses to Harvest Monday March 15, 2021

  1. We’ve just planted our first hellebore in our front garden, doesn’t quite look as lovely as yours yet

  2. shaheen says:

    Hi Dave, Been a little while since i joined in, but i am back to share some homegrown leeks and PSB. How are you doing? Those Hellebore are a wonderful colour! Wow that is one big head of Rudolph Broccoli, i can see why it is called that name too.And as always, envious of your variety of lettuce leaves

  3. Will - EightGateFarmNH says:

    Lovely that you are getting such nice and useful harvests. Nothing yet growing here, naturally.The hellebores are especially beautiful.

  4. Margaret says:

    Hellebores are always such a welcome sight in the spring – yours are gorgeous! One of the things I miss most about the garden over the winter are the greens, so of course I’m uber jealous of your harvest this week. One of these days, I’ll have to get a cold frame going so that I can get an early start on those in the spring.

  5. Sue Garrett says:

    No harvest from us this week – we do need to go to the allotment to check on our Rudolph though,
    I’ve posted a photo of a very similar hellebore but I don’t know the names of ours either – many have self seeded over the years,

  6. Container-grown greens are a helpful supplement for those of us in milder climates where there may be less room. In your case, it provides winter delights. There are so many lovely hellebores. When we travel to Seattle to visit family I’m amazed to see the variety and there are so many in gardens they are almost pedestrian. Enjoyed your last post on the rain and garden survey.

  7. alittlebitofsunshine says:

    Been absent because Mr Linky didn’t like me for some reason!! never mind, he does now so I can see your harvests again Dave! Love the Hellebores, there are so many different colours to enjoy. And of course I can pick up tips from you again too!!

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